Asia & The Pacific
Asia is ancient, mysterious, and exotic. Asia is cutting-edge and technologically savvy. China claims the world's oldest continuous civilization, but its metropolis of Shanghai is firmly fixed in the 21st century, with levitating high-speed trains, and a jaw dropping cityscape of space age towers. Bangkok's traditional temples will also catch your eye - colorful and abundant, they sport golden spires and layered roofs that appear to float one upon the other. And everywhere the markets - rainbow-hued, spice-scented, and boisterous, they are a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the local lifestyle.